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Corkellis House

It is such an indulgence to peek inside the home of a designer, especially one that she designed and built. Kathryn Tyler, Linea Studio, carefully and thoughtfully designed her home and studio in Cornwall, UK, around her collection of mid-century modern furniture. Her collection began while she was studying graphic design and was seeking affordable lasting pieces to fill her student apartment. Continue reading

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Grand Tour

The essence of this apartment in Bari, Italy, is a personal history of the clients and their culture. Its grand tour of local, regional, and international architecture, past, and present, builds a deep connection and comfort in the spatial design and interior furnishings of this modern home. Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa designed a richly layered space with materials, forms, and patterns that represent their clients’ life story. Continue reading

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Apartment Renovation VdC01

It’s hard to believe that this rooftop apartment in Porto, Portugal was once a dark and dreary space. A2OFFICE architects redesigned the space through gentle manipulations rather than extensive reconfigurations. As is often the case, they worked within a limited period and budget. Continue reading

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NBJ Architectes Office

Who wouldn’t want to work in an 18th century building? NBJ Architectes designed their very own offices in the center of Montpelier, France. The historically registered former residential building is now a flowing unified space of open and private offices, meeting rooms, and integrated storage. Continue reading

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Dar Hi

In the desert sands of Naftah, Tunisia, a luxury hotel will sweep you away. Rising from the sand, the ochre architecture takes its cues from the climate, along with local tradition and building materials. This collaborative creation by Matali Crasset, Patrick Elouarghi, and Philippe Chapelet, is a spiritual oasis to be explored individually or with family and friends. Continue reading

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West Village Duplex

Above the gritty streets of New York City, rests this sophisticated and elegant duplex apartment. It’s located in the West Village, an area that is known to be home to quaint shops, celebrity sightings and turn of the century townhomes. As you enter this abode, notice the quiet sophistication and a substantial array of textures that envelope your senses. A soft palette of creams, whites, taupe’s, grays and pops of black meander throughout the spaces unifying them as one. Continue reading

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Nidi Design Spaces for Children

Move over trains, ballerinas and robots. I invite you to check out the new Graphic Collection designed by Nidi Design. What a welcome sight to find children’s furniture that is both aesthetically pleasing and practical. Design savvy parents need not look any farther than this series. Graphic pops of color mix with simple wood grains resulting in sophisticated furnishing solutions for the little ones in your lives. Continue reading

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Izakaya Kinoya

Nestled amongst a symphony of textures, this artfully constructed club, named Kinoya, has found its place in Montreal, Canada. Interior designer Jean de Lessard, has once again brought his dedicated sense of creativity to this project. Designed to create a feeling of inhabiting a cocoon, Jean de Lessard has used texture, geometry and a sophisticated palette to create this unique and earthy establishment. Continue reading

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K Residence

This Brooklyn, NY, that’s right, New York, apartment is a delightful calming surprise. In a four-story condominium building, it’s a respite from the non-stop city, train, highway, and metal scrap yard outside. With just one bedroom, one bath, living room, and kitchen, the 1,065 square foot home feels spacious. Continue reading

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Chambord Residence

Well-designed and perfectly executed transformations are an inspiring lot. Imagine what lies beyond the traditional stone facade of this 1920s duplex. The client and Naturehumaine architects designed a home through a remarkable study of geometry clad in an austere palette. Continue reading